Fat Festival? Calories in Food at the Fair
The scary truth about foods found at fairs, festivals, and amusement parks.
Fair Food Choices continued...
The real problem with fair and festival food, dietitians say, is mindless
eating. That's what happens when you're walking and talking, and before you
know it, that food on a stick has disappeared.
"It is better to find a place to sit down, enjoy the food, eat it slowly
so you can recognize when you are full," says Palumbo.
But, you ask, what about all the miles you log as you walk all day at the
fair or festival?
Unfortunately, it's most likely not enough to counteract the fried food
calorie explosion, says Washington, D.C., weight loss expert Katherine
"One of my clients went to a theme park for a week with her kids, and
despite logging 20,000 steps a day, she still gained 5 pounds!" she